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2004 Toyota AvalonReview
zbeasley13 writes:
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It’s a great car. Smooth. Comfortable and roomy. Dealership replaced the brakes and wiper blades upon request of concern over condition of both. Unfortunately two weeks after purchase I found out the alternator was bad, but not a terribly difficult or costly fix.

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Guru99F65T writes:
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2004 Toyota Avalon XLSReview
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Dream Car — Show your car some love, and you'll get it back in spades. I wanted a good sized sedan, that was reliable so I could travel, knew I could trust a Toyota and I was right. NOW I just need to find the right solution to scratched paint that keeps from repainting the whole thing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything I thought it would be, reliable w/ plenty of space, stylish I love it

Cons: thought it would get better gas mileage, not seeing many options available to make customizations I'd like to

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2004 Toyota Avalon XLSReview
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Buy One, But Get A Day Or Two Of Driving Experience With It First. —

some of the dash controls were not well thought out. however that can be a personal issue rather than a manufactuer fault. thats just one minor reason why i say drive this vehicle for some hours first, before buying. put it through some rugged test driving. dont just think comfort and reliability. get down to some details or after your purchase you will be saying things like " why didnt i notice that before". there can be a blind spot if your mirrors are ill adjusted. fuel econ will be about 20 city, 25 hwy and that may vary 1 or 2 mpgs. all in all if you like camrys, and generally toyotas, you wont be disappointed in this car. finally if you really want more refinement, power, and even fuel economy find a low milage 2005 and try it out. believe me there is a difference in the 04 and 05. sometimes i question why i didnt go for the 05 model instead. money interfered with my decision. but let me tell you a few likes on the 05 avalon. nicer dash layout and interior. way more power and better fuel econ. dual exhaust. some plushier refinements with the seats and trunk. a few other neat power options. my biggest dislike was in the window height profile which made me feel like i was down in a barrel. cant explain it better than that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: generally nothing bad.  just a reputable build by toyota.  has the same 3.0 v6 engine as earlier camrys and avalons so is comparable in power and gas mileage as any other of the same type models.  however the avalon provides a more sophisticated ride and driver management controls then the typical camry fully loaded.  the 2004 is the last of that series.  2005 they got better.

Cons: the leather seats are a bit stiff, not supple like a 50/60 thousand $ car.  still not uncomfortable.  the interior noise could be better as i expected an overall more quieter ride.  wind noise and road noise are both apparent.  not oboxious but there. the road noise might be abated with a more expensive set of hwy type tires with non agressive tread.  mine were just avaerage all weather tires.

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2004 Toyota Avalon XLReview
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Love My Car — it is the best car i have ever had it runs great no breakdown speedy and incredible fuel efficiency i would like to ride the new avalon limited the best car from the makers of toyota i would say this is second Lexus

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: love it

Cons: nothing

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2004 Toyota Avalon XLSReview
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Avalon '04 — Good acceleration vut not a sports car. Built quality - very solid, brakes last a lifetime, no major repairs in 90K plus miles. Appearance - still a beaut after 5 years. Cost of ownership, very little. Fun factor, not built for fun but for comfort.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliability and comfort

Cons: None

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2004 Toyota Avalon XLSReview
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An Old Man's Car, Nothing Interesting About It —

Unlike most of the cars I've driven that I've listed, this is one of the few that doesn't come from work. This one is my dad's car. I actually had a choice to gain the keys to this car and I chose not to and instead exclusively drive the Cressida instead. This car just isn't for me, I just don't enjoy driving in this car...I actually enjoy sleeping in it instead. The 3.0L V6 engine this car gets is actually old, the same engine from the 1995 Avalon yet despite being 9 years old by the time of this car its still a good engine. Powerful enough but more importantly very smooth and quiet. When it comes to corners this car's soft suspension fails to impress, its turning radius is also mediocre. Its actually very American...made for straight lines...the Europeans would hate it. Inside the leather is of good quality and the car is relatively well equipped but there's nothing significant or special about it. A lot of the wood grain plastic in this car was very unnecessary, I thought it was overdone. The rest of the plastics are disappointing in quality versus Toyotas from the 80s and early 90s. Whatever chrome pieces it has are of low quality, they peel easily revealing themselves looking rather like iron which is ugly. Build quality is mostly good but some of the fit and finish on this car wasn't consistent ie. some pieces don't lineup like its supposed to. The car has been quite reliable and the engine thanks to valve timing makes it decent with fuel. The main problem with this car is its just not enjoyable to drive. Its the sort of car you want in a taxicab. Spacious, comfortable and quiet. All the items that concern passengers is done well here. The exterior is very American looking from the front. Its clear this car wants to target Buick...I'm not sure why though because that's a niche market. Truly a car for someone 60+ years, if your 40 or younger this car just doesn't suit you.

Pros: Passenger comfort is excellent, large dimensions

Cons: Poor driving dynamics, extremely conventional

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2004 Toyota Avalon XLSReview
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Best Sedan For The Money — This sedan has all the space of a BMW 745Li for thousands less. Also has Toyota's reliability.

Pros: Lots of room to stretch out, long list of standard features.

Cons: Goes through brakes very quickly. 4 speed automatic

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2004 Toyota Avalon XL Review
GuruX1WN7 says:
I liked this car but preferred the XLS
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2004 Toyota Avalon XLS Review
GuruX1WN7 says:
loved this car! drives great, lasts forever . You cant go wrong with Toyota
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